He couldn't afford to be "staunch" about it. So he was covert, sneaky, and hypocritical instead. We live in a culture of death.
It's horrifying. I can't seem to get my mind wrapped around what is going on.
As far as Goldwater, not that I am discounting what has been told to me, it would be greatly appreciated if someone could support this with documentation. So far I am not seeing anything that indicates this position.